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The Monday Poll results: Taking a measure of mixed moods after the Paris attacks

Charlie Hebdo newspaper staff members grieved Sunday during a rally in Paris.
Charlie Hebdo newspaper staff members grieved Sunday during a rally in Paris. The Associated Press

We asked about your feelings about the aftermath of attacks by Islamic terrorists in Paris last week, in which 12 people were killed at the offices of a French satirical weekly and four at a kosher market.

Here are the results of the non-scientific survey, based on more than 260 responses.

1) The killings of the journalists show it is best to be careful about offending peoples’ religions.

Strongly agree 4%

Agree 16%

Disagree 20%

Strongly disagree 61%

2) The U.S. and its allies should launch a military assault against Islamic extremists in the Middle East.

Strongly agree 32%

Agree 19%

Disagree 23%

Strongly disagree 26%

3) Western nations must do more to seal their borders against potential militants.

Strongly agree 59%

Agree 24%

Disagree 9%

Strongly disagree 8%

4) Islam is meant to be a peaceful religion and should not be blamed for recent acts of terror.

Strongly agree 23%

Agree 17%

Disagree 30%

Strongly disagree 31%

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